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The eighth edition of Health Psychology highlights health issues that face the college student and his or her family through both accessible research examples and profiles of interventions. It also highlights health issues relevant to the college student's immediate and global environment with both accessible research examples and profiles of interventions. This edition contains clear descriptions on current research into the prevention, treatment, and causes (social, genetic, and biological) of health related disorders.
Table of Contents
PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
CHAPTER 1 - What Is Health Psychology?
CHAPTER 2 - The Systems of the Body
PART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION
CHAPTER 3 - Health Behaviors
CHAPTER 4 - Specific Health-Related Behaviors
CHAPTER 5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors: Alcoholism and Smoking
PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING
CHAPTER 6 - Stress
CHAPTER 7 - Moderators of the Stress Experience
PART FOUR - THE PATIENT IN THE TREATMENT SETTING
CHAPTER 8 - Using Health Services
CHAPTER 9 - Patient-Provider Relations
CHAPTER 10 - The Management of Pain and Discomfort
PART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS
CHAPTER 11 - Management of Chronic Illness
CHAPTER 12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness
CHAPTER 13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes
CHAPTER 14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders
PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE
CHAPTER 15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future